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now charged with bank robbery. the evidence being used to link him to the crime. good morning, from cal berkley running right on time. buses that bring toys up north to children affected by the northern california fires this year, we'll have a live story on that coming up in just a minute. it's 7:00 on the dot this thursday morning, i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm dave clark. did you bring the fog in with you. >> it was there and i woke up. >> me too. mark has been talking about it all morning good morning, it could be tricky. be prepared for that. 0 out towards the central valley and sacramento, some of
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that fog has been seeping into the area. we'll show you the reports and these numbers are actually not too bad. santa rosa dropped to ten miles but take a lack at these numbers here. sfo a quarter of a mile, mountain view a quarter of a mile and same for san jose and livermore. dense pockets impacting visibility this morning. as a result all these areas in white near the bay shoreline down towards san jose and morgan hill and gilroy, this is a dense fog advisory until 8:00 this morning and i'm guessing there's a chance this could be extended until about 10:00. so we'll see if that happens. we're tracking a system up here, clouds and green we are tracking a system that could send in more rainfall for this evening. it's not a major deal. mainly targeting the north bay. as far as current numbers, upper 40s and close to 50 degrees. watch out for pockets of dense fog this afternoon, mostly cloudy skies and highs in the
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upper 50s to 60s. time now is 7:01. let's check in with sal now. getting a better idea of foggy patterns out there. >> now i can tell which cameras are not working. they looked black. i thought it was down but it's just the fog. right now mark we're looking at a richmond bridge approach that is not foggy, just as you mentioned things are changing quickly. right now the traffic is looking a little bit slow here luke a normal thursday heading to san rafael, no major problems in marin county. 80 westbound, a better look. 31-minute drive between the cartinez bridge and mac maze is good. no problems on the bay bridge. this thursday looks like a typical work day. traffic is okay with no major issues and you can see traffic ob southbound 680 out of pleasanton is slow. it's 7:02 back to the desk. firefighters investigating an overnight house fire in the east bay.
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crews got the call at 2:20 a.m. to respond to a fire in newark. they arrived to find a fire in the kitchen. they believe the home will be a total loss. the red cross is helping the two adults and children inside at the time. our time is 7:03. a san francisco police officer now in federal custody accused of bank robbery. court documents say the 44-year old rain olsen entered east bank in the sunset district last month. gave a note to bank teller demanding money in 50 and $100 bills. federal authorities say he walked away with $9,000. he's been suspended without pay. if he's convicted he could get up to 20 years in prison. in a separate case he was one of nine pd officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages seven years ago. the owner of a start up business in san francisco's mid
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market neighborhood is calling on police for more patrols after catching a brutal incident on camera. >> this is not acceptable. by any normal definition of acceptability in the neighborhood. it's not safe. >> this video shows two men arguing and one of them stomps on the other man's head. this happened very close to his business. this video was taken by one of his workers. he says everyone in the neighborhood thinks it's unsafe including his staff who say they don't stay there a minute longer than they have to. >> i get on my bike and i shoot up market. no one on our team was hurt. obviously that guy was hurt but how many more people need to get hurt before there's an action taken. >> witnesses say the attacker walked way and the other man got up off the sidewalk and walked away. no one could tell how badly he was hurt. san francisco police are investigating the attack and
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want to speak with anyone who has information on the attacker. it's 7:04 police in richmond want your help. they want to identify two suspects who stole jewelry from a store in hill top mall. they're sharing surveillance camera images, two robs who robbed a treasure island jewelry store december 3rd. they walked into the store, asked to see jewelry and then ran out with three gold chains a gold cross with $2,000 wrth of diamonds. again, take a look. if you have any information call richmond police. we're now hearing from san francisco mayor london breed on why she's asking governor jerry brown for clem si for her brother serving in prison. >> the challenge we experienced sadly in the criminal justice system has been african americans in particularly disproportionally sentenced to longer sentences in comparison to others. >> the mayor's brother pushed a
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woman out of a getaway car after an armed robbery and she was hit and killed by an oncoming drunk driver. he served less than half of the # 44-year sentence. the school cut a $25 million deficit down to $11 million but administrators say they must eliminate a third of the classes offered over the next seven years. the courses are typically the least enrolled at the school. administrators say they want to direct their limited resources to classes that help students transfer to four year universities. our time is now 7:06. we get to talk more about the butte wildfires in butte county. pg&e says their crews have restored power to basically every home and business still standing after the wildfires. that's about 10,000 buildings. gas service expected to be fully back by next march. pg&e says for right now it's
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not collecting any money from customers in that region. at 7:06 now, uc berkley police are busy spreading joy and giving far beyond their jurisdiction. jesse gary on the cal campus now where campus police are loading up buses with toys and they're going to take it to kids affected by the wildfires. good morning. >> dave, good morning to you. you talked about the buses. just arrived maybe a couple minutes ago, this is one of two. here's the second one. look, right on cue. there's the second bus. these are the two buses we were talking about that are going to come and be loaded with toys. this one is the smaller of the two obviously. i think it holds 42 people and the other one holds a far greater number. let's talk to the bus driver victor. 0 let's walk to the bus and take a look inside.
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tell me -- it has about 42 people. >> yes. >> go ahead, after you. >> it holds 42 people. >> and you're driving up to butte this morning? this is nice. and do the seats fold down? >> no reclining seats. this is a transit bus. just around the campus. >> okay cool so you're going to put boxes back there of toys and the seats as well. >> yeah, space here for the toys. we'll load the stuff here. only five people passengers going so we have all this space to load so you'll load as much as you can back here and then the seats too. cool. this is for a good cause, yeah? let's talk a look at the video and we'll explain that for the cause up in the fires in northern california. the camp fire and carr fires
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burned hundreds of thousands of acres, killed 86 people. three firefighters also in shasta county, etc, so these toys are going to help children that lost everything up there. >> yes real good cause. >> and you're doing a good job driving today. thanks for talking to us victor. be safe on the roads. >> you're welcome, yes okay. >> they just got the buses here. we're going to get video for you and more in the next hour as the buses head on up to north for delivery at 11:35 this morning. for now, live on the bus at the uc berkley campus, jesse gary, ktvu news. thank you, the holiday travel rush is pibing up at bay area airports. the second wave is expected to start today and run through january 6th. oakland international is expecting a 5% increase in passengers during the holiday period compared to last year.
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a spokes person says as many as 50,000 passengers can make their way through the airport on peak days we're starting to see more traffic on curb side here at oakland international and more people in the terminals. it's beginning to feel a lot like the holiday season. >> overall nearly 46 million people expected to travel by air for the christmas and new year holidays t. tsa says tomorrow is the busiest travel days with 2.7 million passengers. time is now 7:10. one major airport has major flight delays. the problems blamed on drones as christmas holiday travel increases. i saw this as i was heading to the band concert last night. you saw this oddly shaped glowing white light. what astronomers say this was and how far and wide it could be seen. the fog has been an issue for drivers on some commutes. not on 680 but we do have other
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things that have been slowing the commute. we'll tell you what those ar, coming up. in weather all morning long, we have been talking about this dense fog showing up here around the portions of the bay area. low visibility coming up. details on dense fog advisory and the next chance of showers.
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a mother says goodbye to her two year old son that's dying. she arrived last night at sfo. family members and security guards surrounded her. she didn't talk to reporters but her husband says the family is in pain. >> this is a difficult time for our family. but we are blessd to be together. i ask you to respect our privacy as we go to be with our son again. >> their son is on life support at children's hospital in oakland. he has a rare genetic brain condition. the doctors say he won't live much longer. the father and son are dual citizens of the u.s. in yemen, the mother couldn't come to the u.s. because of president trump's travel ban on several predominantly muslim countries. in our health check this morning, the latest members
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calling for leading experts to re-emphasize the needs for parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. the most cases we have seen since 2014. there were nearly 3,000 cases across california. outbreaks of whooping cough occur every 3-5 years and while most people will survive the highly contagious respiratory disease, young children are extremely vulnerable. most deaths were children under the age of one. we solved the mystery and we know what the strange streak of light last night that flew across the bay area sky. a dash cam video captured it right in the middle of your screen there, that bright white light about 5:30. you can see it from nevada to the bay area to los angeles. it caused quite a buzz on social media and a lot of people were sharing photos of that mystery light.
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. >> i was in dubose park and we saw it in the sky and wondered what it was. i looked like a question mark. >> yes, well uc's observe serve toir says it was a meteor. it left a really bright trail and you can see it all across the western sky and gasia mikaelian you were out and about and you saw it. >> yes, i saw it around just before 6:00. sal i, i have to say you have been covering traffic for us. dash cameras have changed how you coffer the traffic and how we bring the news and traffic to people. >> absolutely. it has. right now we are looking at some of these commutes and you're right about that. let's go out and take a look at the commute with 80 westbound and you can see traffic is going to be affected by the fog.
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here's the satellite, this weather system up here, green approaching rur ree ka. for us high clouds moving in from the pacific this morning. and let's check in on the current numbers.
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most areas close to 50 degrees. one of the cooler spots out towards livermore, 44 and sfo actually san francisco check ng around 50 degrees. this is a weak system approaching for tonight but still, impacting the bay area weather pattern after this morning after the fog we're dealing with for this morning. then into the evening hours we could pick up maybe a tenth of an inch of rain in the north bay. san jose could be a few sprinkles and just a trace amount. that's about it. not a big deal but enough to wet the roadways as we head towards the evening hours. this is 7:00, and 8:00 the system fizzles out and falls apart over the central portion of the bay. maybe a few left overshowers early tomorrow morning with skies becoming partly cloudy by the afternoon. forecast highs for today, after the fog this morning we'll have mostly cloudy skies later on this afternoon. san jose going 61. san san matt 60. here's a look at your five day forecast.
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the winter solstice tomorrow starting off dry for the afternoon hours and in fact that begins tomorrow afternoon. the winter solstice. partly sunny skies through saturday, thickening up the clouds on sunday. the chance of a shower mainly in the north bay on sunday and possibly a better bet towards monday the 24th. thank you, 7:20. are you ready for home alone knows nostalgia? ? >> mom? dad? >> a look at google partnering up to remake scenes from the classic holiday movie. a push continues in washington d.c. to make sure those who received food stamps are working. how a new bill would affect older americans. first though, former president obama took on the role of santa's helper yesterday at children's national hospital in washington d.c. he wore a red santa hat and carried a big bag of gift and delivered presents to some surprised young patients. doctors say this visit lifted the spirits of little ones and
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their parents and staff as well. he thanked the doctors and nurses for working during the holidays.
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facebook is facing its first lawsuit from u.s. regulators for allowing cambridge to access data from millions of users. the attorney general of washington d.c. filed the lawsuit saying facebook misled users about their security and failed to monitor third party apps eventually selling the information to cambridge.
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the firm accessed as many as 87 million accounts. the trump administration is making a push to tighten work retirements for americans who receive food stamps. currently able bodied americans between the ages of 18-49 with no dependence are ired to work 20 hours a week to maintain the federal food assistance. the department of agricultural wants to increase the age to 59 and require parents with children over the age of six to work as well. as california governor jerry brown prepares to leave office, he has a warning for fellow democratic leaders in california. governor brown known for his insistence on limiting spending in order to abstain a rainy day fund. the governor tells the associated press since democrats expanded their super majority in the legislature there's a danger of "too many rules and mandates and probable too much spending." democrats will be able to approve tax hikes and virtually
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any law without republican support. meanwhile, the u.s. senate is not giving president trump the $5 billion he understanded to build the border wall with mexico but now there's a gofundme page. the goal is to raise one billion dollars, almost $4 million has been raised in the past three days. more than half a million came in the past hour. a wounded air force veteran leading the effort. he say ifs the 63 million people who voted for president trump each pledged $80, the wall can be built. north korea is getting rid of nuclear weapons unless the u.s. removes in the first. when president trump and kim jong-un met, there was a vague goal about the korean peninsula. nuclear stalks have stalk stalled.
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the president says complete denuclearization means all removal of areas neighboring the korean peninsula. 7:26. a busy parking garage is fall ago part. a look at the situation in walnut creek where concrete is falling from the ceiling. it's a kick off for a holiday travel and aaa says that today may be the worst day to travel. we are checking signed the oakland international airport, coming up. the fog keeps moving aaround and causing issues on the morning commute. we'll let you know more about what it's like out there. it's foggy on some commutes and clear on others. in weather we have some pockets of dense fog you have been hearing about. we'll talk about rain showers and timing of them approaching the bay area.
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time to find a jacket and donate it. am i saying it well, l'chaim? l'chaim. maybe you're making merry. l'chaim! or maybe you're making cocoa. don't spill it. maybe you're with the family you got. (all) ooh! or maybe the one you've chosen. it's culture salad. maybe there's lights... there's definitely lights. maybe there's one less this year. or maybe one more. (singing) our holidays don't all look the same. and maybe that's what makes us great. make the dream yours. ikea.
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fog is the story of the day. we see here live at the golden gate bridge, fog shrouding the beautiful span. give yourself extra time if you're out and about this morning. thanks for joining us, it's thursday december 20th, i'm gasia mikaelian. >> here to talk about fog and beauty shots. >> some rainfall by tonight. a lot to talk about. we're used to the fog. summertime fog, wintertime deal is a different set up out there. that moisture out there on the ground forms a real dense fog. this is that fog layer, a live camera looking out above from the tower, blanketing a good portion of the bay area. if you're underneath this you know it.
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an instant drop off in visibility. we have been noticing visibility down to under a quarter of a mile. dense fog advisory in place for portions of the bay area for this morning. now this is not just here but out towards the central valley seeping into the region. we'll check out the current numbers and look at santa rosa. that's just amazing. i think they were up above close to ten miles last hour and right now they have dropped down dramatically down to half a mile up in the sonoma county airport in santa rosa. concord one mile and more reports for you about half a mile at sfo. mountain view and livermore, still holding steady here at a quarter of a mile. you get the idea. relatively decent conditions and all the sudden instant drop off in visibility. dense fog advisory all the areas in white here until 8:00 this morning. we'll see if this gets extended. fog to deal with, there's a chance it could linger in the mid morning commute. clouds and green up here, this
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is our forecast for this evening. the system comes on board for tonight. at least for us right now temperatures are dry and foggy, temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. here's the deal for today with the skies after the fog this morning increasing throughout the afternoon hours increasing cloud cover and temperatures in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. time now is 7:31. let's check in with sal. there's one camera jump jumping out showing you the extreme fog. >> there's a lot of them. i haven't put them up because it would not be good television but we might get one anyway because fog keeps changing. the richmond bridge not foggy now. looks like the fog has lifted. the east shore free keeps coming in and out. you can see how foggy it is. a normal commute, this normal thursday commute is not lighter than usual. at some point we'll get to lighter than usual commutes. 680 you see slower traffic now
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heading south. it's hard to see in the fog. i'll show you where we are looking here southbound 680  there because of a crash southbound 680 near auto mall. if we go back it makes sense why the traffic is slowing right there. again, hard to see because of the fog. 7:32 back to the desk. >> happening today, a man accused of killing the 18-year old at an oakland bart station will be back in court to enter a plea. john lee cow well stabbed wilson and her sister as they were getting off a train in july. a grand jury indicted cow well on attempted murder back in october. prosecutors have not announced if they will seek capital punishment but her mother says she wants them to seek the death penalty. family members and friends of wilson are remembering her and how she would have graduated yesterday from high school. . >> me ya wilson, class of 2018
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december graduate. congratulations. . >> me ya would have graduated from high school yesterday and the principal in oakland presented her parents with a special plaque to mark the occasion. also a chair was left empty for her with her cap and gown draped over it. . >> i'm very proud. this is something me and my daughter spoke of several times. it's so heartbreaking she's not here to experience this for herself. but me and our family carry her legacy forever. >> last night's graduation ceremony included a special video and speeches honoring wilson. you can expect lots of company if you're head to go a major airport this morning. it's the busiest travel day of the holiday season according to the american automobile association. lee martinez live at oakland airport where thousands of more people are expected to go today. .
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>> yes, suns up, wheels up and more people are taking off this morning. we're seeing a lot more traffic coming to the airports already. earlier we didn't see any signs of delays for the departures so that was looking good for almost everyone here this morning but you have to be warned, this weekend you have to be prepared there may be some delays because a lot of the u.s. is experiencing some storms. christmas and new years falls on tuesday so expect several peak travel days. any of these days could surpass 50,000 travel lers at the oakland international airport. seat capacity could be up by 5:00% through new year's day and the long lines could cause anxiety. passengers offered advice to those traveling later. >> get your stuff early. preorder everything. don't wait until the last second. it will save you a headache. >> trust me.
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. >> 120 minutes for international trips and check in online keep your id and boarding pass handy and wear slip on shoes to get through the security lines faster. so that is very helpful advice, we did see a lot of security lines were up and running, people we're going through the lines fast. they were long lines but they were going through quickly. in oakland, lee martinez, ktvu news oofrj time is 7:35. in europe it's a really bad day to travel after britain's second busiest airport closed again to all flights. we're talking about gad wick airport expected to have 110,000 passengers today but they're not flying anywhere because two drones were spotted near the airport yesterday and officials can't figure out where they came from. airport officials have had several recent sightings of one drone, still searching for the drone operator so they can
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figure out or estimate when the flights will resume. in the meantime they're telling people don't come to gad wick airport until after your airline says its flying again. new this morning, a judge in new york has ruled that a sexual assault case against former movie mogul harvey weinstein can move forward. weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting two women in just the past 30 minutes ago, lawyers from both sides talked about the decision to go ahead with the trial. >> i'm satisfied that this case should move forward to trial. mr. weinstein should have his day in court we remain confident despite the court's ruling today that ultimately at a trial of this case mr. swine steen will be completely exonerated. >> now among other things weinstein's legal team argued for the case to be thrown out.
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they claim police interfered with a witness and a coo eer. firefighters investigating an overnight house fire in the east bay. they got the call to respond to a fire on butte drive np newar k. firefighters say the home is likely a total loss. the red cross is now helping the two adults and two children who were inside at the time. investigators are also looking into the cause of a fire that broke out at a housing complex in san francisco. it happened about 5:00 last night at missouri and 22nd street near the hill recreation center. when crews arrived they found flames shooting up the top floor. the fire was under control about an hour later. people were probably trapped inside but during their search firefighters say they only found a dog that they rescued. one adult was treated for smoke inhale united nations. right in the middle of the holiday shopping center in walnut creek, broadway plaza has a problem at a parking garage.
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pieces of concrete are falling from the ceiling. now to prevent cars from being damaged from it, some pillars in the basement level are being shored up with scaffolding and orange cones are blocking off some spaces. >> if it fell on your car it would definitely damage it and not be good. so real thick piece of concrete there fell off the top of the ceiling. crazy. >> the parking garage was built- in 2015. the management says the problem is cosmetic, not structural and only 30 parking stalls are affected. the city of walnut creek is aware of issues and say it should be fixed next year. sitting down with san francisco mayor london breed our 8:00-hour, the mayor explains her family's request to have her brother released from prison early. coming up next, beast mode, that's marshawn lynch at
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oakland's planning commission meeting. weal tell you what he said last night. good morning, right now traffic is moving along okay but the fog is definitely an issue on almost every commute even in the south bay. we're watching dense fog moving around the bay, eventually we could be tracking rain showers. we'll track at least the path of the incoming system.
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baseball players from cuba now have permission to sign contracts with major league baseball teams without having to defect. that decision comes after years of negotiations. the goal is to have a safe and legal path to the big leagues and end the dangerous trafficking of cuban players to the u.s. baseball clubs who want to sign cuban players have to pay a fee to cuba if that player actually signs with their team. the new agreement continues through october of 2021. a single mother and her daughter spending christmas in
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their san ramon apartment thanks to help from a group called season of sharing. rodriguez recently had to stop working when her daughter became sick. she spent weeks in the hospital after one of her kidneys stopped functioning. the family was almost evicted. >> i was very concerned about that if i don't have a roof, how can i stay with my daughter? >> rodriguez was told about the san francisco chronicle charitable fund called season of sharing. she's now back at work and isabella is better and back at school. she says she's trying to stay optimistic for her family and words cannot ex-tres mer gratitude for the help. a teenager in the east bay received a special gift from the oakland police department's
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mentoring program as a reward because he's doing so well. >> my heart dropped. >> why is that? >> this is a beautiful gift. >> that beautiful gift is a 2015 mazda for castle mont high school senior denzel mabrey, part of the oakland police department's oak program which stands for our kids mentoring focusing on building relationships with african american men, giving them a positive male role model and helps them stay on track. the young men are rewarded for doing well in school and just being well rounded students. . >> far too many times we see a young man like him doing xegsally good and not rewarded. ed it's nice to see him get rewarded for his success. >> tsa a great program. there's officer submitty there, a big part of it. the okay program teamed up with
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towing to deliver the car. google, begin operation kevin. ♪ [ music ] ♪ 0. >> so he hasn't aged a minute. >> well, yeah look at him. >> he still has that face. >> he's back as kevin mcallister and all grown up now. he changes the thermostat and scaring away burglars in this home alone mini remake. it's been trending since it was release #d. notice that other kevin in there, kevin durant they used. you saw it kevin durant. i know you were busy. >> it took me a while to remember. my memory gets foggy but it was michael jordan who they used in the original one. >> that's right.
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>> and then now it's 2018 of course the man, kd. good morning, mark and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it really is foggy. kind of makes it hard to show you pictures. we can use the maps but you know, we show you pictures around here but sometimes it's hard to show you because of all the fog. let's see if we can see it. leading to the bay bridge foggy but when you get there, it's not. i want to mention a traffic jam on 680 southbound. i wanted to mention it -- you can kind of tell it's slow. there's a big traffic jam here and you can see how the traffic is going slow. well, that's because of a crash southbound 680 that's at the bottom of the si nol grade, actually past the an dretty area, southbound 680 near the auto mall exit. this is where our camera is. this is what we're looking at, too foggy to see. several miles of backed up traffic heading south.
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there's san jose, i don't know what happened there. the fog has been wreaking havoc with our camera system and that's all we can show you. mark, this is the foggiest day of the week by far. >> it's frustrating because you have a nice camera set up and 30 seconds later it completely changes. >> yes, we have been seeing that with the numbers. santa rosa for instance all morning long around ten-mile visibility dropping down half a mile. dramatic change in the conditions out there. showing you what's happening, a lid above our heads and trapping that fog bank closer to the surface. that's why it's so locally dense. not just here but out towards fresno, month december toe and sacramento and some of that working its way back into the bay area. take a look at the numbers, concord one mile visibility. santa rosa half a mile at the sonoma county airport and more reports for you, look at san that's changed a bit. last time a quarter mile.
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they dropped down to preponderate 13 miles. showing you this basically it's not widespread but still where the fog is localized, very dense. the fog advisory in place this morning. showing you this the satellite and weather system out here in the pacific. a bit of green, this approaching the north coast around cape mendocino and eureka. energy moving into the bay area this evening. it's dry this morning with temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s. this system is falling apart over the bay area but still enough strength to generate rainfall especially up towards marin and sonoma and mendocino counties for this evening. in fact, here's the track. we're not expecting a lot of rainfall main about a tenth of an inch, a few spots approaching two tenth of an inch. here we are this morning, 10:00 a.m., lots of clouds increasing throughout the afternoon hours and then look what happens by this evening.
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we're tracking scattered rain moving into portions of the bay area. it's still dry in the south bay and then early tomorrow morning, facebook a few sprinkles and skies becoming partly cloudy throughout the day on friday. forecast highs this afternoon, upper 50s to around 60 degrees. 57 and 58. san jose 61. half moon bay 58 and here's a look ahead at your five day forecast. tomorrow winter begins with tomorrow afternoon expecting a dry forecast for your friday. weekend for the most part should be okay. we have to add at least a slight chance of rain showers primarily up in the north bay on sunday by sunday afternoon and maybe tracking a few more drops as we head towards christmas eve. >> all right, mark thank you. time is 7:49. you're running out of time to mail your holiday gifts before christmas. what you need to know about today's deadline and the last possible minute you can send a christmas gift. first though, let's check in with frank mallicoat to see
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what's coming up. in our next hour, did you know there's such a thing as a happy travel ler? we're coming up at 8:00, a new report ranking airports by how happy the travel lers are. the local airport that made the list and the factors that impact your happiness while you travel. foming the devastating camp fire in the butte county sierra nevada brewery created a special brew to help out fire victims. now brewer i ares are pitching in. we're talking live with the founder to see how much that effort has grown. that and much more, coming up at 8:00 and 9:00. we'll be right back. ♪
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altrea formally phillip morris wants to invest in juul, huge bonuses the the san francisco company employees. nearing a deal to take a 35 cent stake in juul labs the value at $38 billion. juul based in san francisco is the leader in the e cigarette market, the fastest growing segment of the nicotine business. as part of the deal, cnbc is reporting the 1500 employees at juul will get a huge bonus reportedly about $1 million each. notre dame rang the opening bell this morning, the fighting irish members of the 1988 national championship football team, that's the last time the team won. they play clemson in the semi finals next week. checking in on the markets, even though dave was talking about optimism over that deal to avoid that partial government shut down, stocks are down now.
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dow jones off 167 points, 3 quarters of a%. the nasdaq, 6607 now. down almost half a% and thesnp 500 down almost half a percent. amazon has fight youred out a user was given access to more than 1,000 recordings from another user. the company says it was a case of human error by the company. amazon is not saying how the problem was solved but does sate it was an isolated single case that happened in germany after a customer asked to listen back to his own recordings, he was given access to 1700 audio files from a stranger when amazon sent him that link. the world's biggest brewery teaming up with a major cannabis producer to work on a new kind of drink. anheuser busch calm up with a nonalcoholic beverage that would contain the active
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ingredients in cannabis. the deal is limited to products for canada where the federal government recently legalized recreational marijuana. the company executives say the plan is to create a responsible and regulated cannabis based industry. so a lot of companies involved in the cannabis business are where investigators are looking to put their money in. >> a lot of money. thank you pam. time now is 7:56. a toy drive for kids who lost everything. up next, donations going to butte county in just a couple of minutes. thanks to police officers at uc berkley. plus, a funding bill in washington expected to be passed today to keep the federal government from shutting down. up next, the very latest on the deal between democrats and republicans.
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good morning, live on the uc berkley campus. toys are just about ready to roll out from behind me on the trucks headed up to northern california. we'll show you, coming up. a record travel year for the holidays. what to expect as we approach the busiest travel days.
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and the san francisco police officer already suspended for sending racist texts is now charged with a bank robbery. the evidence being used to link him to the crime, coming up. fog is out towards the central valley and fresno. coming in closer, taking a look at the report changing quite a bit.
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santa rosa down half a mile. now it's actually bumped up to five miles. more reports here out towards sfo over a mile and look at san jose, really down there .13 miles and livermore at about a quarter of a mile. dense fog floating around the bay. this advisory as we mentioned has been extended until 8:00. 0 these high clouds streaming into the bay area throughout the day. especially this afternoon. you'll notice the rain is up here right now. it is right about here as we head towards the evening hours up in the north bay. current numbers in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. san jose, 47. livermore, 43. here's the plan for this morning. areas of dense fog and mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. forecast highs will be in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. time now is 8:01. checking in with sal, that's the update for the wekt service.
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the fog advisory has been extended. >> yes, doesn't look like it's going away any time soon. the picture i like to look at mark is the mcarthur maze. although it's not the worst we have seen it, earlier this morning we couldn't see a thing. you can't see much. the good news is taking 32 minutes to drive from the cartinez bridge to the mcarthur maze. when you get to the bay bridge, it's okay. about normal. on interstate 880 it's slowing down. no lighter than usual commutes today. due to the upcoming holiday, people are still working today. i'm looking around, highway four is slow out of antioch all the way to concord. walnut creek bridge is okay. as i spin the map around, i see slow traffic here. let's focus on the south bay commute. traffic is slow getting into the valley. so maybe tomorrow is the day, it has to be. i'm pretty sure we're not going to have a commute on monday.
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today definitely the thursday before christmas is busy. 8:02 back to the desk. all right, sal thank you. happening now, uc berkley showing support to the victims of a camp fire in butte county. students and staff donated enough toys to dpil up a couple of buses and jesse gary joins us where the buss are starting to pull out and head up north. good morning. >> good morning to you, happy holidays since i haven't talked to you. the buses, one bus and van are behind me as you can see. they're just about getting ready to pull off from the curb and head up north over the past hour. uc berkley police have been loading toys and taking the boxes from inside the headquarters off to my right. take a look at the video, the toys are the brain child of captain alex yo he wanted to do something to help children who
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lost homes and in some cases schools and the burn areas in northern california. what began as a campus initiative spread far beyond the uc berkley campus. people from all over have donated toys and now over 4500 toys. initially 3,000 but now 4500 being driven up to cal state chico to the campus for distribution and those in need. >> during this difficult time, we're hoping to bring a smile and some sense of norm si during this holiday season for victims suffering from the fires in california. so we're hoping that with the donated items that this will bring a little smile and a little sense of joy to their lives. you'll remember the two massive fires in northern california that touched so many lives. 86 people lost their lives in the camp fire burning more than 153,000 acres and destroyed 5,000 buildings flt the car fire in shasta county started
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back in august and burned at least 1600 structures. 8 people and 3 of them firefighters lost their lives battling that fire. they were finally contained the end of august. the toys going first, the representatives of the paradise unified school district and the shasta county sheriff's office distributed to the children. these two vehicles behind me getting ready to pull off from the curb. we'll have that update for you coming up in the next hour. live on the uc berkley campus this morning, ktvu fox two news, back to you in the studio. 8:05 now. firefighters are investigating an overnight house fire in the east bay. they got the call about 2:20 a.m. to respond to a fire on butte drive in newark. they arrived to find a fire in the kitchen. firefighters say they think the house is a total loss. the red cross is now helping the two adults can chirp who were inside at the time. time now 8:05. we just received new information about a threat at a santa cruz grade school.
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we just talked to an administrator at the mission hill middle school who says classes are in session today. students are arriving before the last day of holiday break. a custodian discovered a handwritten note on a bathroom stall on tuesday. police are adding extra officers on campus out of an abundance of caution. they are confident this was an unsubstantiated threat and the students and staff are safe. a developing story, later today the house is expected to vote on a short term funding bill that would avert a government shut down. the senate signed off on the plan last night and would continue government funding through february 8th. it does not include the 5 $5 billion president trump wants for a border wall. the sfat majority leader says the discussion over the border wall can be pushed to next year. >> we will continue this vital debate after the new congress has convened the president and
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the house should follow that lead because shutting down the government over christmas is a terrible idea. >> the white house has said that president trump is open to the short term deal but some republicans are urging the president to veto any spending bill that doesn't have wall funding. new at 8:00, concord police say a homeowner shot and killed a would be intruder who would have targeted him because he was growing marijuana. officers responded tuesday night to the home on phoenix street when they arrived they found a man in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound. he died at the scene. the homeowner telling police the man tried to break into his home and he shot him because he feared hr fiz life. the homeowner by the way was not arrested oorjts a san francisco police officer in federal custody on charges of bank robbery. court documents say the 44-year old rain olsen entered east west bank in the sunset district last month and haned in a note to the teller demanding money in 50 and $100 bills.
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the federal authorities say he walked away with $9,000. he's currently on unpaid administrative leave and if convicted he's facing a max of 20 years in prison. in a separate case, he was one of nine san francisco police department officers were accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages seven years ago. a mother from yemen who battled for months to enter the country in the bay area this morning offering her final goodbyes to her dying two year old son. she arrived last night to a large crowd security guards and friends and family by her side as she made her way through the airport. her husband says the family is going through a painful or deal thfrjts is a difficult time for our family. but we are blessed to be together. i ask you to respect our prief si as we go to be with our son again. >> their son pictured here is
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on life support. he's at oakland's children's hospital suffer frg a very rare genetic brain condition and doctors say he doesn't have much time to live. while the father and the boy are dual citizens in the u.s. and yemen, the mother could not come here to the united states because of president trump's travel ban on several predominantly muslim countries. state department issued a waiver to her after the family filed a lawsuit in federal court. 8:09 now, we're hearing from san francisco mayor london breed on why she's asking governor brown for clemency for her brother serving time in prison. >> the challenge we have experienced sadly in the criminal justice system has been african americans in particular are disproportionately sentenced to longer sentences in comparison to others. >> her brother pushed a woman out of a getaway car after an armed robbery and she was hit
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and killed by an oncoming drunk driver. the governor's office said it would not comment on the case. holiday travel rush is picking up at all of our bay area airports. the second big wave of travel after thanksgiving is expected to start today and runs through january 6th. oakland international is expecting a 5% increase. during the holiday period compared to last year. a airport spokes person says as many as 50,000 passengers could make their way through the airport on some of the peak days. >> we're already starting to see more traffic on our curb sides here at oakland international. more people in the terminals and it's beginning to feel a lot like the holiday season. >> overall nearly 46 million people will travel by air for the christmas and new year's holidays. the tsa says tomorrow is projected to be the busiest travel day, 2.7 million passengers will take to the skies.
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it's a really rough day for travel lers in britain to too and across europe. gat wick airport south of london has been shut down after two drones were seen nearby. the airport reopened the one runway briefly early this morning but had to shut down after a drone reappeared. 110,000 travel lers were expected. some flights have been cancelled and others diverted to other airports. police are you z a helicopter to find the drone operator. a mystery solved, coming up, what experts have to say about this bright streak in the sky last night so many of us saw across the bay area. i saw it, more on that coming up. a mixed reaction after the president announces he's pulling u.s. troops out of syria. why some republicans are now pushing back. i am a family man.
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federal prosecutors say a suspect hacked 45 entities in 12 different states. president trump is pulling owl 2,000 troops out of syria in a video posted on twitter yesterday, the president declared victory over isis but military add have a sors reportedly trying to talk the president out of the decision. they argue there's still pockets of isis activity there. russia backs the syrian government and is expected to welcome the move.
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we have won against isis. we have beaten them and taken back the land and now it's time for our troops to come back home. >> isis has been hurt but not defeated. our presence there is an insurance policy against them coming back and it's 2200 and the main thing is our presence protects the ones who came forward when turkey wouldn't. >> the united states main ally in syria is rejecting president trump's claim isis has been defeated. the syrian forces said in a statement that premature u.s. troop pull out would have dangerous repercussions and a disabled affect on that region. here at home, the mystery is solved. we now know what caused the strange streak of light so many of us saw across the bay area last night. we have dash cam video to share with you from viewers capturing the bright white light around 5:30 last night. this was visible from ne nevada to the bay area and down south to los angeles.
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as you would expect, it created quite a buzz on social media. many people were sharing their photos of this mystery light. >> looked up in the sky and there was this odd set of lights and it just liked someone had done sky writing. >> speculation on social media ranged from the light being the trail of a rocket launch to perhaps santa arriving a bit early. >> i was in dubose park and we saw it in the sky and wondered what it was. it looked look a question mark. >> uc observe story announced the light was actually a meteor. one that left a bright trail visible across the western sky. people we talked with say they never felt threatened about the light. >> i saw it last night. i took a photo and threw it up on facebook and half of the posts were saying it's santa. bay area has been good. >> that would be nice. traffic now, how are we doing?
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i imagine a lot of people nestled at home getting ready for the holidays you would think that right? gasia mikaelian have been talking about this. it didn't happen as much as we thought on this thursday. we thought for sure it would be lighter. the richmond bridge doesn't look bad. the fog has been slowing people down. if i look at these commutes it does not look like -- this say 31-minute drive -- it doesn't look lighter than usual to me. looks like a normal thursday morning commute. maybe tomorrow it will be lighter but i was kind of expecting it to be most people gone and i did get a lot of texts and tweets saying this is my last day. negotiate 880 slow traffic getting into oakland, you notice in my picture there's a lot of fog everywhere. there's been accidents throwing a wrench into the works. southbound 880 slowing because of a crash. southbound 680 slowing because of a crash and down towards san jose, this is san jose you can see how it's very foggy here.
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this is 101 on the right there. . we have been watching fog reports. in san jose, i saw .13 miles. if you convert that it's about 686 feet, that's the visibility down in the south bay right now. dense fog advisory in place right now until 10:00 this morning. not for the entire bay area but porgs. here's a live camera up above that fog bank so eventually later today we're trading the fog with higher clouds and scattered showers. this is interesting, carol shows us this picture and in a reversal, pacifica is actually fog free. you can see the fog bank in the distance pushing summertime months. here is the satellite showing you the visibility reports. the thick fog out towards the
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central valley and we'll show you numbers here down in the south bay, .13 miles. we talked about that. a quarter of a mile in livermore. san francisco and oakland both just over a mile. now the fog reports here at least in terms of the advisory has been extended. this was supposed to originally expire at 8:00 this morning. this has been extended until 10:00 so for the bay shoreline all the way down towards san jose, morgan hill and gilroy. let's widen out the view and show you our next system coming on board. rainfall approaching the north coast right around eureka. rainfall first and eventually by this evening we're talking about rain approaching the north bay neighborhoods. current numbers most areas in the upper 40s close to 50 degrees right now. here's the plan for today. 9:00 still some clouds and fog. over san francisco cloud cover throughout the day. no rain drops just yet but after 5:00 or 6:00, probably
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after 6:00, we bring in a chance of scattered showers for san francisco. so here's the next system coming on board here up to the north. in the short term we're dealing with low visibilities this morning and then this frontal system may be producing a 10th of an inch. south bay remaining drier could have a few sprinkles late tonight. best chance of rainfall this evening in the north bay, this system falls apart for the rest of the bay area. upper 50s to right around 60 degrees this afternoon. taking a look here the five day forecast, tomorrow the winter solstice, first day of winter partly sunny skies on saturday. a chance of a shower primarily up in the north bay sunday afternoon. a better bet though by sunday night and into monday as we head towards the 24th. time is 8:21.
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the ship carried 800 migrants when it capsized back in april of 2015. an investigator says there were as many as 1100 people on board. only a handful were rescued and sur vooied. the ap calculates more than 62,000 migrants died or disappeared worldwide since 2014. north korea says it won't get rid of fun leer weapons unless the u.s. removes its nuclear threat in the region first. when president trump and kim jong-un met in singapore back in june, they issued a vague goal about complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. follow up talks about removing the nuclear weapons has stalled. in a statement released today north korea said complete and denuclearization means the removal of all sources of nuclear threat from north and south korea. speaker of the house paul ryan delivering a farewell address on the house floor yesterday.
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part of the speech was a critique of the recent tone of american politics. >> today too often genuine disagreement quickly gives way to intense distrust. we spend far more time trying to convict one another than we do trying to develop our own convictions. being against someone has more currency than being for anything. >> ryan is retiring after three years as the speaker. he says he's leaving the house to spend more time with his family. a new state law focused on drunk driving takes effect january 1st. it requires repeat offenders to install lock devices in their cars that force drivers to pass a breathalyzer before the car can start. they typical cost 60 to $80 a month to operate. this applies to dui convictions involving alcohol and drugs.
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the devices are used in several counties. now the program will be statewide. it's a very busy parking lot and apparently falling apart. coming up next, a look at the situation at walnut creek where concrete is literally falling from the ceiling. we are kicking off holiday travel and aaa says that today could be the worst day to travel during the holidays. checking in with oakland international airport to see how passengers are getting through the lines. whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back and you won't want to stop for anything else. [ barks ] ho! lease the c 300 sport sedan for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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good morning and welcome back to good morning on channel two. we are getting through this fog that many people are seeing. it is still crawling around portions of the bay area. that advisory has been effect -
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- the advisory has been extended until 5:00. it is one of those deals where you are driving and everything is okay and then suddenly, instant drop off. we will trade for high clouds and showers before the evening hours. we are still dealing with low visibility. conquered down to 1 mile, not bad out toward fairfield or santa rosa. here you can see down to at the san jose area, 1.3 miles in livermore, a dense fog advisory runs from gilroy to morgan hill. it goes all the way up to san mateo, richmond and berkeley, around the bay shoreline here, in place until 10:00 this morning. as we showed you, visibility is possibly down to one quarter of a mile. i can see some green showing up along the north coast, mostly cloudy skies above that fog deck and we will have high clouds moving in from the north. current numbers have not
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watched much this morning. upper 40s and around 50 degrees. here is the deal for the morning. areas of dense fog and mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. fifty-seven to 62 degrees, eventually we will be tracking some rain showers for portions of the bay area. more on that coming up next. but first we have an update on the roadways. >> i always have to check on days like today, it is not fogged in here. this camera is working. and look, we have lighter than usual conditions on the richmond bridge finally. is this the beginning of the holiday light? we will see, we have been waiting for it. there have been no major problems. twenty-nine minutes, we are getting there on the east shore freeway and by tomorrow, we are not going to have a typical commute. even at the bay bridge, we are seeing a little bit of improvement. this is one of my favorite things to do. you can see when that ramp is
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not really crowded, we are on our way to recovery, that is a good side - - that is a good sign. this is 180 northbound, traffic will be slow the other way, very slow because of that crash over southbound 880 near stevenson. someone had to ruin the party here. southbound 880 is very slow traffic between union city and fremont. if you get on the freeway after stevenson, you will be in great shape. it looks like a shut down solution may be on the way in washington dc. congress is on the verge of passing a funding bill expected to move through the house later today. but some republicans are not satisfied with recent development. >> things may start moving on this pretty quickly. the house may sign off on this measure and send it over to the white house well ahead of the friday deadline. if you listen very carefully and look at the bottom corner of your screen, you can make out christmas carols on the
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senate floor last night. a chorus of democrats savoring a victory. the truth is, the biggest player in the chamber may have been business itself. >> 21, with rudolph responding, present. >> the senate ultimately signed off on a plan to reject the presidents call for a border wall and continue government funding as it is, on the temporary basis, through every eighth. today it will be the host is turn. >> the president and the house should follow that lead, because shutting down the government over christmas is a terrible idea. >> mitch mcconnell suggested that republicans can pursue the wall next year. >> we can continue this vital debate after the new congress has convened. >> you have to be kidding me. >> some republicans in the house are meanwhile unconvinced to say the least, after all, democrats will control the house next year, making wall funding even steeper hill to climb. the white house says the
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president is open to the new deal, but some are urging the president to veto a bill that does not include wall funding. >> we will be there. the american people will be there. they will be there to support you. >> we will see what the president decides to do. this is likely to resurface as a big issue in the 2020 campaign. it is 8:34. the owner of a startup business in the midmarket neighborhood is calling on police for more patrols after a brutal incident that was captured on video. >> this is unacceptable. by any normal definition of sensibility in the neighborhood, it is not safe. >> the disturbing video shows a pair of men arguing when one of them stops and stomped on the other man's head. video was shown by one of the workers, everyone in the neighborhood thinks is unsafe,
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including the staff who will not stay there any longer than they have to. >> i get on my bike, and shoot up market. no one in our team was hurt, obviously that man was hurt. how morning with people need to get hurt and who needs to get hurt before there is action taken? >> witnesses say the attacker walked away. the other man eventually got up off the sidewalk and walked up, no one could tell how badly he may have been injured. san francisco police say they are investigating the attack and want to speak to anyone that might have information about the attacker. a new york judge has ruled that a sexual assault case against harvey weinstein can move forward. harvey weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting a pair of women. lawyers from both sides spoke about the decision to move forward with the trial. >> i am satisfied that this case should move forward to trial.
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harvey weinstein should have his day in court. >> we remain confident despite the court ruling today that ultimately, at a trial of this case, harvey weinstein will be completely exonerated. >> his legal team argued that his case should be thrown out because they say that the witness in the accuser were interfered with. a man is accused of killing lee wilson at a part station, he stabbed mia wilson and her sister as she was getting off the train back in july. the grand jury indicated - - he was indicted on murder and attempted murder back in october. prosecutors have not announced if they will seek capital punishment. her mother said that she wants them to seek the death penalty. it is the busiest travel day for the end of the year holiday season according to aa.
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the auto club predicts that a record number of travelers will be heading away from home for the holiday. and travelers are coping with the holiday rush so far today. >> it really started getting busy around 5:15 this morning. so far, we have seen a steady flow of passengers coming in. capacity could be up by five per - - capacity could be up by 5%. christmas and new year's day both fall on a tuesday. peak travel days could surpass 50,000 travelers at the oakland international airport. we spoke with one employee who said that she is working her third consecutive christmas. but she loves it and she loves the crowds. >> the more, the merrier. i love working with people. i went to bed early. i am ready to go. >> the airport offer some trips - - the airport offers tips for travelers. arrived early for domestic
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flights. check in online, keep your identification and boarding pass handy and wear slip on shoes to get through security lines faster. or travel weather, you should be warned that you could have some delays this weekend because a lot of the united states will be experiencing several storms. a new report finds travelers rate oakland international is one of the best airport to travel in and out of. oakland came in among the top five airports for departures and for arrivals. santa fe came in at number 11 on the departures list. sfo did not make the happy travelers list. the movie home alone is a holiday classic full of hilarious and very memorable moments. >> i am in good shape.
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[ screaming ] i think we remember that. macaulay culkin is teaming up with google and re-creating some of those iconic moments, to bring the 1990 hit into 2018. >> and just in time for the holidays, a gift for a local teenager. a mentoring program is helping at-risk youths to stay on the right track. we are finally seeing what we thought we would see earlier in the week. we are beginning to see the traffic volumes get lighter as we get very close to the christmas holiday. >> thick fog is moving across the bay area. we are tracking rain showers, and more snow in the sierras. [ music ] ♪
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a man is in custody after crashing a car during a police chase on highway 37. this happened yesterday afternoon. a 29-year-old man jumped into the water off the highway, and he was rescued by a chp helicopter.
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a teenager received a special gift as a reward for doing well. >> my heart dropped. >> why is that? >> this is a beautiful gift. >> he is part of the okay mentoring program, focusing on building relationships with african-american males, bring them a positive male role model to help them stay on track. the young men are rewarded for doing well academically and being well-rounded students. >> he is doing exceptionally well. it is great to see him find success. >> they partnered with auto plus telling to deliver that car. an onset of travelers and an unexpected guest this morning at the airport.
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>> this little seal pup was on the airport grounds early this morning and deputies said they were able to release him back into the bed. but he came back. they called the wildlife services. >> he is docile. i think he has been taught before, the way that he went into the box, he knew the drill. >> there he goes again. joey jacobson says the pup generally looks pretty healthy. wildlife agents plan to rehabilitate him and get him back into the wild as soon as they can. >> i've seen a lot of things in oakland but i have not seen that. let's get you out the door. fog has been a problem for a lot of people on the roads. >> it has been. it is definitely starting to get better. the fog advisory has just been extended. traffic on the richmond bridge looks good.
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marin county is also cleaning up rather nicely for traffic. a 28 minute drive. you can see the thick fog here. the bay bridge is beginning to lighten up. we are seeing some light traffic here. 880 is still slow driving to the airport, so give yourself extra time. 880 south is still a mess because of earlier problems in fremont. 680 is recovering after an earlier issue. the south bay commute is getting better. 8:45, let's bring mark in. >> what are you doing at 2:23 p.m. tomorrow? >> what should i be doing? >> celebrate in the winter solstice. >> get ready for winter, for today, the dense fog advisory, low visibility, we been talking about this all morning long since 4:00. we will eventually mix out the fog and have some high clouds and even some showers. typically in the summertime months, we say how foggy it is.
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and it is actually a reversal of fortune looking out toward the fog bank toward the bay. pacifica is enjoying partly cloudy skies and the fog bank out to the east. take a look at current visibility reports. these numbers are not bad. you can see some lows visit - - you can see some low visibility toward mountain view, san jose and livermore, also impacting arrival flight delays, possibly averaging over one hour for arrivals this morning. the dense fog advisory has been extended until 10:00 this morning and things will probably gradually changed by 10:00 and 11:00 this morning. shoreline down toward san jose, morgan hill, gilroy. the view in the pacific, clouds and green approached the north coast near eureka, that will be
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brought to the bay area by this evening. it is chilly in the air, cooler than yesterday, showing some upper 40s and 50s. this system offshore will be falling apart. it will still have enough energy to move in tonight and generate some scattered rain. the main concern is the fog. by this evening, we will be bringing in some cloud cover and the chance of some scattered showers. the northbay locations could be approaching about a tenth of an inch. here is the plan on the forecast model at 3:00, then into the evening hours, this system is mainly targeting santa rosa and napa, as well as portions of marin county. this will actually go out toward the sierras and reduce a few inches of snow for the high elevations of the sierras. friday afternoon we have partly cloudy skies, we had toward the weekend with the cloudy skies. temperatures this afternoon are in the upper 50s and 60s, a lot of areas are around the 60s. san jose at 61, gilroy at 62
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degrees. winter solstice is for your friday. it will be dry and there may be some sprinkles early friday morning. it is partly sunny on saturday. a chance of a shower on sunday will be primarily up in the northbay during the afternoon hours. it looks like a better chance by sunday night and into monday. it is a tradition among the oakland police. coming up, we will be writing along with a motorcycle police officer as they give out toys to a lot of kids in need. plus an engineer in google, launching a partnership with the girl scouts. up next we look at what inspired him and what is getting girls ready for jobs in the tech industry. stay with us, we will be right back.
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it is 8:51. a google engineer is working to grow his afterschool stem pilot program, which he started with his daughter after he noticed something at the robotics competitions. >> i realized something had to be done for the girls to see that they are not alone in this, that other girls like them are excited about this. that is really important. >> he decided to start a problem - - he decided to start a program for girls to learn robotics. the partnership is in its second year at the silicon valley lapse. some of the girls have qualified for state championships and they are learning more than robotics as well. >> they know about engineering, they know how to program.
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they know how to work in a team. they know how to compete, how to strategize. they learned so many skills here, i feel they are ready for the real world. >> many of the girls are going to be participating in a tournament coming up in january and they hope to qualify for the state at the world championships. organizers hope that program will reach more girls in the future. and the markets are still digesting the decision to raise interest rates and stocks are dropping yet another day. we are looking at dollars and cents. how about a nice santa claus valley? >> that is what we usually look for. it has been very disappointing. jerome powell indicated more rate hikes in the new year, that plus the uncertainty over government funding and possible partial shut down, it is taking stocks down.
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the dow has lost 1000 points this week. and we want to remind you, notre dame ring that opening bells, those are the members of the 1988 national championship football team, coming back to ring the bell. the current team plays clemson in the semifinals next week, close to the end of the year. checking on the numbers, the dow jones is now down almost 400 points, more than 1.5%. 22,937. the s&p 500 is down one and a half%, down to 2467. the nasdaq just a blink ago, it was above well over 7000, it is down by 2%. technology stocks really took a hit. facebook, speaking of tech stocks, facing a lawsuit from us regulators for allowing cambridge analytica to access data from millions of users. the attorney general of washington dc while that
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lawsuit saying facebook misled users about security and failed to monitor third-party apps, eventually selling information to cambridge analytica. the firm accessed as many as 87 million accounts. there is a new option for flexible air travelers. united airlines is trying to reduce overbooking on flights by giving you more options. it is called volunteer solicitation enhancement. travelers can volunteer to take a different flight before getting to the airport. in exchange, noted will compensate you with credit toward a future flight. edits at the new option has decreased the number of involuntary denied boarding's. and google is advertising for the home assistant with a classic. >> begin operation kevin. >> operation kevin is underway. [ music ]
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>> you will get a sentimental feeling. >> i love mcculloch-- - i love mcculloch culkin. he used his google devices in this to re-create iconic scenes, changing the sermon - - he changes the thermostat and chases the burglars in that home alone remake. >> he has had a rough road since that movie came out. >> i think he is doing quite well. this advertisement has gone viral since it appeared yesterday. it is a great show. and i got to see it again and relive it with my kids. they enjoyed it as much as i did. >> thank you, let's get to mark. when it comes to christmas trees, do you go real or get a victory? we are looking at the pros and cons of both, and we have a representative with the
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american christmas tree association talking with us as well. stay with us, we will be right back.
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broadway plaza has a problem at a parking garage. pieces of concrete are calling from the ceiling there, to prevent cars from being damaged by the falling concrete. some pillars have been shored up with scaffolding and there were orange fluent - - there were orange cones blocking off some parking spots. >> it would definitely damage your car, it would not be good. it is a really big piece of concrete that fell off the top of the ceiling. it is crazy. >> the parking garage was just built in 2015. shopping center huntsman said that problem is not structural. the city of walnut creek says
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the issue should be fixed next year. a single mother and daughter will be spending their apartment in their - - they had to stop working when their daughter became sick. isabellas kidney stopped functioning. she spent her savings because of her own health condition and the family was nearly evicted. >> it was very concerning. if i don't have a roof, how am i going to stay with my daughter? >> she was told about the san francisco chronicle's terrible fund season of sharing. rodriguez is now back at work, isabella is better and back at school. she said she cannot express her gratitude for the help. barack obama went to children's national hospital in washington dc. the former president delivered residents to some surprised
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young patients. this visit lifted the spirits of the little ones. mr. obama also said thank you to the doctors and the nurses for working during the holidays. >> real, or fake? the christmas tree - - the christmas tree debate continues. we look at the pros and cons with a member of the american christmas tree association. >> we look at efforts to help people impacted by the recent campfire. >> and flying into season number two, we catch up with two of the stars of the hit show that is set to premier next week. k. i took this video last night of my children's band concert. second, third, fourth and fifth grade students that have only

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